One of the oldest ingredients in cosmetic preparations, traditionally
used as an emulsifier.
Benzoyl Peroxide: An antibacterial ingredient commonly used in
Bergamot: This is an antiseptic and bacterial growth-inhibitor
known for its toning, antiseptic and deodorizing qualities.
Beta carotene: Orange colored plant pigments, used in the
manufacture of vitamin A.
Beta hydroxy: An exfoliating agent with a smaller molecule size
than the alpha hydroxy.
Beta-glucan: A new ingredient derived from yeast, reported to
enhance the skin natural defense mechanisms.
Bioflavonoid: Plant derivative with antioxidant and
anti-inflammatory properties. Usually derived from citrus fruit rinds.
Biotin: Part of vitamin B complex. Involved in the metabolism
of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
Blackheads: A term used to describe the skin's pores clogged by
natural oils and impurities.
Botanical: Refers to products derived from plants.
Botox: Trade name for botulinum toxin. Used in tiny amounts, it
can temporarily paralyze a muscle and reduce or eliminate wrinkles or
frown lines without harm.
Bronzers: A synthetic preparation that causes the skin to
darken or appeared tanned.
Buffer: A pH balanced cleansing solution that improves the look
and feel of the skin leaving it shiny and more supple.
Burdock: A root extract with antibacterial properties. May also
reduce inflammations such as rashes, redness, acne, eczema.
Butcher's Broom: Botanical extract used to improve circulation
and reduce facial redness. Also believed to have anti-cellulite